Pain and Vision Gain
An analgesic is helping researchers explore new drug targets for sight-threatening diseases
Roisin McGuigan |
Pentazocine is an opioid most commonly used to treat pain – but could it also be used to save sight? A team of researchers from Georgia, USA, previously found evidence that pentazocine can protect the cones of the retina – and have received a US$1.14 million grant from the National Eye Institute to explore the connection further. Ultimately, they hope to find new drug targets to treat causes of sight loss, including glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa (1).
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